coincidental

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adjective co·in·ci·den·tal \(ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈden-təl\

Definition of coincidental

  1. 1 :  resulting from a coincidence a coincidental resemblance

  2. 2 :  occurring or existing at the same time coincidental deaths

Examples of coincidental in a Sentence

  1. The fact that he and his boss went to the same college was purely coincidental.

  2. the nearly coincidental deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa

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Origin and Etymology of coincidental

coincident + 1-al


COINCIDENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

coincidental

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Definition of coincidental for English Language Learners

  • : happening because of a coincidence : not planned



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